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Netflix Cancels Teen Drama ‘Everything Sucks!’

That sucks…

After one season ‘Everything Sucks!’ is canceled by Netflix

Streaming video provider Netflix cancels Everything Sucks!, effectively pulled the plug on the teen drama after one season. The announcement comes as a surprise to some considering the positive word of mouth it received leading up to its debut in February when it premiered with a ten-episode freshman season. Ben York Jones (Like Crazy) and Michael Mohan served as co-creators. Now, it joins the Kathy Bates-sitcom Disjointed as one of two Netflix series canceled after just a single season.

Everythings Sucks! was set in the town of Boring, Oregon in the year 1996. Everything Sucks! starred Jahi Di’Allo Winston (The New Edition Story) and Peyton Kennedy (Odd Squad) as Luke and Kate, whose lives intersect when Luke joins his high school’s A/V club. Luke develops a crush on Kate, but she begins questioning her sexuality when she meets drama student Emaline (Sydney Sweeney). The supporting cast included Patch Darragh, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, Rio Mangini, Quinn Liebling and Elijah Stevenson.

Sadly Everything Sucks!  ended on a cliffhanger. The show’s creators had already mapped out plans on where their characters would be going in the second season. Now audiences will never know.

Disjointed was a Netflix original comedy series created by David Javerbaum and Chuck Lorre, which starred Kathy Bates. Twenty episodes of the series were ordered by Netflix. The last 10 episodes were released on January 12th, 2018. Like the aforementioned other “one-and-done” Netflix series include: Girlboss, Gypsy and The Get Down.

Netflix historically has canceled very few shows. CEO Reed Hastings has been known for saying how he wanted the creative team at Netflix to constantly be pushing itself and that the cancel rate should be higher.

Other notable cancelations over Netflix’s history have been Longmire, Lilyhammer, Hemlock Grove, Marco Polo, Sense8, and Bloodline. The common thread between all those shows, however, is that they all had more than one season. At the end of the day, not every series can be Stranger Things.

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